Off to a Good Start: A Handbook for Modern Parents

By: Black, Irma Simonton

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[nearly flawless book, one tiny mark on spine; jacket very slightly worn at extremities, thin diagonal mark at bottom of rear panel, all jacket flap corners evenly trimmed (but no evidence of price removal, i.e. not "price-clipped" as such)]. (pen and ink drawings) This "simple, non-technical book about the day to day problems which confront the parents of small children . . . represents no extremist or faddist point of view but is based on standards of 'normal' behavior, bearing in mind always that the 'normal' child is to a great extent an abstraction." (I'll say!) Ms. Black was a noted educator and the author of more than twenty books for children. A teacher at New York's Bureau of Educational Experiments (later renamed the Bank Street College of Education) from 1931, and later the head of its Division of Publications and Communications, she wrote a weekly newspaper column called "Life with Junior" in the 1940s, from which much of this book seems to have been derived. Among her many activities in the field of childhood education, she at one time wrote for a radio program entitled "The Baby Institute," which featured one of her contemporaries who would achieve much greater fame in the child-raising-advice field: Dr. Benjamin Spock. (Well, at least she has an award named after her, presented annually by the Bank Street College of Education, for excellence in children's literature.)

Title: Off to a Good Start: A Handbook for Modern Parents

Author: Black, Irma Simonton

Illustrator: Illustrated by Lydia Cooley

Categories: *NEW ARRIVALS,

Edition: 2nd printing (B)

Publisher: New York, Harcourt, Brace and Company: (c.1946)

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj

Seller ID: 23580

Keywords: Parenting Child Raising Family Life